Erie steam shovel owned by Onondago County Highway and operated by Glenn Thomas from 1923 to 1939-when he had to change to a gas shovel. In this particular instance they were loading gravel. Glenn enjoys steam engines and began operating them in 1916.
Mr. D. McKeand
Mr. Holden says he knows nothing of the story behind this picture but believes it was typical of the early days out west. It was taken in Western Canada and given to him by his good friend from Shanty Bay, Ontario, Can.